Native American Speaker Shares Culture
Larry Spotted Crow Mann, a cultural eductator for and member of the Nipmuc tribe of Massachusetts, shared with the campus community his tribe's history and culture, which includes quite a bit of music.
Mr. Mann is drum keeper of the Quabbin Lake Singers, a group that shares the culture and music of the Nipmuc people at schools, colleges, powwows and other events throughout the United States and Canada. He's also appeared in movies about Native Americans, including "We Shall Remain," produced by PBS.
Mr. Mann has been running these outreach efforts for about 17 years. He is also a writer, having recently published a book, Tales from the Whispering Bakset, which he read from at the event. The presentation was sponsored by BSU, U.S. Ethnic Studies and the English department.